Traditional Karate-Do & Self Defence Training
Alexandra Hills - Birkdale - Capalaba - Chandler - Cleveland - Gumdale - Ormiston - Sheldon - Thornlands - Wellington Point
~ COVID-19 NOTICE ~
* We will be starting back at training from Saturday June 13th with existing students.
* Due to the Stage 2 restrictions we will not be able to accept new students to our Karate and Self Defence classes until Stage 3 - Saturday July 12th.
* Note: Social Distancing and anti-viral measures will be in place when we recommence training in June. Our Instructors are COVID Safe trained and will maintain the Government required protocols in the Dojo during Stages 2 & 3.
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Okinawan Traditional Karate
Kodomon Karate-Do was established in the Redlands in 1997, and for over 20 years has brought traditional Okinawan Karate-Do and Australia's leading Self Defence programs to this community. With the source of Sensei Irvine's Curriculum coming from one of Japan's leading teachers of Karate-Do, Sadaharu Fujimoto 8th Dan, former Japanese National Coach, and Paul Cale who founded Kinetic Fighting from the Australian Special Forces Close Combat methodology, the pedigree of the training at Kodomon Martial Arts is outstanding.
Students from Kodomon have represented Australia in Sports Karate (AKF), toured Japan and Okinawa on Training pilgrimages, and become accredited Kinetic Fighting Operators and Supervisors. All instructors at the Dojo have Blue cards and National Coaching
Accreditations (NCAS), and Sensei Irvine, as the AKF State Coaching Director developed Queensland's Karate Coaches across the state for the last 10 years.
ABOUT THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
6th Dan (Renshi) DNBK
Chief Instructor Sensei Glenn Irvine is a 30+ year teacher of Traditional Okinawan Karate-Do, holding a 6th Dan Grading from the Dai Nippon Butokukai in Japan, and the Rank of Renshi "Polished Teacher". Mr Irvine is also the first Civilian Instructor of Kinetic Fighting (Operator-5), the Close Combat methodology that originated in Australia's Special Forces, and is now the basis of the Army Combatives Program across Australian Defence.
He was the State Coaching Director of the Australian Karate Federation in Queensland for 10 years, and a former State Coach of the Queensland Karate Team. He is passionate about teaching personal protection skills for his local community, particularly for "at-risk" occupations, and is the Founder and President of the Kodomon Foundation, a Not-for-Profit organisation dedicated to providing Personal Protection Training in South East Queensland.
Kodomon Martial Arts provides Traditional Karate classes and Personal Protection (Self Defence) courses in the Redlands in South East Queensland. Students can choose from Traditional classes for Adults (13+) as well as a regular weekly Self Defence Class (13+)
"In just 12 months of training with Kodomon my child was achieving top marks at school"
"Sensei was a mentor for me. I was impressed with the training and how it improved my self esteem."
"Obtaining my Blackbelt was a great achievement in my life. I felt I had well and truly earnt it."